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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Clariidae Airbreathing catfishes

Genus: Clarias

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Clarias abbreviatus Asia 1840
Clarias agboyiensis Africa 29 TL 1980
Clarias albopunctatus Africa 19.5 TL 1953
Clarias alluaudi Alluaud's catfish Africa 23 TL 1906
Clarias anfractus Asia 17.6 SL 1999
Clarias angolensis Angolian walking catfish Africa 35 TL 1866
Clarias anguillaris Mudfish Africa 100 TL 1758
Clarias batrachus Philippine catfish Asia 47 TL 1758
Clarias batu Asia 30.5 SL 1999
Clarias brachysoma Asia 50 TL 1864
Clarias buettikoferi Africa 19.2 TL 1894
Clarias buthupogon Africa 30.1 TL 1879
Clarias camerunensis Africa 46.6 TL 1895
Clarias cataractus Asia 1939
Clarias cavernicola Cave catfish Africa 16.1 SL 1936
Clarias dayi Asia 17.5 TL 1936
Clarias dhonti Africa 18.5 TL 1920
Clarias dumerilii Africa 30.5 TL 1866
Clarias dussumieri Asia 25 TL 1840
Clarias ebriensis Africa 31.5 TL 1920
Clarias engelseni Africa 18.5 TL 1926
Clarias fuscus Hong Kong catfish Asia 24.5 SL 1803
Clarias gabonensis Africa 36 TL 1867
Clarias gariepinus North African catfish Africa 170 TL 1822
Clarias gracilentus Asia 2011
Clarias hilli Africa 19.6 TL 1936
Clarias insolitus Asia 14.0 SL 2003
Clarias intermedius Asia 19.3 SL 2001
Clarias jaensis Africa 48.3 TL 1909
Clarias kapuasensis Asia 26 SL 2003
Clarias laeviceps Catfish Africa 31.7 TL 1862
Clarias lamottei Africa 16.4 TL 1967
Clarias leiacanthus Asia 33 TL 1851
Clarias liocephalus Smoothhead catfish Africa 32 TL 1898
Clarias longior Africa 22.5 TL 1907
Clarias maclareni Africa 36 TL 1962
Clarias macrocephalus Bighead catfish Asia 120 TL 1864
Clarias macromystax Africa 31.6 TL 1864
Clarias magur Asia 21.3 SL 1822
Clarias meladerma Blackskin catfish Asia 35 SL 1846
Clarias microspilus Asia 23.3 SL 2011
Clarias microstomus Asia 14.1 SL 2001
Clarias nebulosus Asia 1958
Clarias ngamensis Blunt-toothed African catfish Africa 73 TL 1861
Clarias nieuhofii Slender walking catfish Asia 50 TL 1840
Clarias nigricans Asia 30.8 SL 2003
Clarias nigromarmoratus Africa 17.6 TL 1967
Clarias olivaceus Asia 24.2 SL 1904
Clarias pachynema Africa 35.6 TL 1903
Clarias planiceps Asia 29.7 SL 1999
Clarias platycephalus Africa 37.6 TL 1902
Clarias pseudoleiacanthus Asia 24.5 SL 2003
Clarias pseudonieuhofii Asia 31.6 SL 2004
Clarias salae Africa 50.8 TL 1881
Clarias serniosus Asia 16.1 SL 2014
Clarias stappersii Blotched catfish Africa 41 SL 1915
Clarias submarginatus Africa 16 TL 1882
Clarias sulcatus Asia 20.7 SL 2004
Clarias teijsmanni Asia 22 TL 1857
Clarias theodorae Snake catfish Africa 35 TL 1897
Clarias werneri Werner's catfish Africa 23 TL 1906



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